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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Notes from London: Deron, Kirilenko and NBA in Europe

Andrei Kirilenko shoots a free throw against the

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LONDON -- Some news notes and quotes from Nets practice at Imperial College on Tuesday:

-- Jason Kidd said Deron Williams, who didn’t make the trip, is “going through his rehab and we’ll see where he’s at when he gets back.” Kidd wouldn’t commit to Williams playing against the Knicks on Monday, saying he’ll take it “day-by-day.” Asked if Williams is frustrated, Kidd said: “He wants to be with...

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Andray Blatche insists he won't fall in love with threes

Nets' Andray Blatche, left, is defended by Minnesota

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Andray Blatche had the touch going in Saturday night's win over the Grizzlies, canning 7 of 10 attempts and pouring in 20 points.

But look deeper into the box score at the three-point column and those numbers look a little funny. That's because Blatche netted a career-high three triples, a case of him really stretching the defense and a Grizzlies' front line that was without...

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The Morning After: Hey A.I., Practice was the Nets' Answer

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With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.

In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...

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Nets eager to start their journey

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CLEVELAND -- They filed into Quicken Loans Arena shortly before 10 a.m., going over their final preparations before getting things tipped off in this rust belt city Wednesday evening.

The new-look Nets were all business, but there’s no denying there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation as they get set to begin a much-hyped 2013-14 campaign.

“It feels good, our first game of the season,...

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Deron Williams encouraged, unsure about playing in preseason finale

Nets point guard Deron Williams speaks to reporters

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Coral Gables, Fla. -- Just for kicks, after he'd wrapped up his second full contact practice of the preseason Thursday afternoon, Deron Williams threw down a pair dunks.

First, Williams playfully dunked right-handed and then proceeded to do a reverse, testing his right ankle and doing so knowing the assembled media was in clear view. It may sound like nothing, but those pair of dunks represented...

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Kidd tricks Nets' quartet

Deron Williams, second from left, in the pool

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DURHAM, N.C. -- They got put in a trick.

Probably thinking they were going to be able to doing everything just short of sipping on some pina coladas, many of the Nets veterans were rather thrilled when coach Jason Kidd dispatched them to the pool during their Wednesday evening practice session.

Boy, were they apparently duped.

“Nah, see when we went down there, they made it seem...

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KG likes what he's seeing so far

Kevin Garnett speaks to reporters during the Nets'

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Kevin Garnett sat on a chair with a white towel draped over his head, obviously a bit gassed after the Nets' first practice on their second day of training camp.

Let's just say Garnett & Co. are getting a good workout in so far.

"Fun, but tough," the 37-year-old power forward said after practice at Duke University Wednesday. "Obviously we’re new, and...

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Kidd: Nets were too 'vanilla' last season

Nets head coach Jason Kidd speaks with reporters

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd's main task in his first season as the Nets' coach mirrors that same mentality he had when he was traded to the Nets in 2001.

"I think the identity," Kidd said Tuesday when asked what he wants to change within the Nets. "I think it was just vanilla and I think you guys can see after the trade with [Kevin] Garnett and [Paul] Pierce that it's...

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Nets set to retire Jason Kidd's number Oct. 17

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Jason Kidd's number will go up in the Barclays Center's rafters next month.

The Nets announced Monday that they're going to retire their new head coach's No. 5 jersey prior to the team's preseason matchup against the Heat on Oct. 17.

In a statement Kidd said: "This is a very humbling honor and one that I will always cherish. There can be no greater recognition of an athlete's time...

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Nets to hold training camp at Duke

New Nets players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and

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The Nets have Carolina on their minds.

Perhaps looking to escape some of the expected extra media glare, Brooklyn will conduct its first training camp under new coach Jason Kidd at Duke University, the team announced Wednesday. Following their media session at the Barclays Center on Sept. 30, they'll head down to the Triangle and practice at Duke's campus in Durham, N.C. from Oct. 1-5.

The...

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